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8.3

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Excellent location - 1.29 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
Diego Salazar Art Gallery 110 m
Jeffrey Leder Gallery 140 m
JDI Barbell 150 m
Court Square Subway Station 310 m
Citicorp Building 380 m
Court House Square 390 m
Foodcellar & Co. 420 m
PS1 Contemporary Art Center 450 m
MoMA PS1 460 m
21st Street Subway Station 570 m
Nearby landmarks
Grand Central Terminal 2.52 km
Central Park 2.77 km
Top of the Rock 2.87 km
Empire State Building 3.21 km
Broadway 3.33 km
Times Square 3.33 km
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 3.57 km
High Line 4.82 km
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum 6.99 km
Statue of Liberty 10.58 km
The Local Hostel NYC

"Located reasonably close to Manhattan (you'll still need to take a subway to get to Manhattan, 15-minute trip)."

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The Local Hostel NYC

13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, New York (NY), United States, 11101 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Preventative Equipment
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First aid kit
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  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Smoking area

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Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at The Local Hostel NYC

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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Twin with Private Bathroom
Twin with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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6 Bed Mixed Gender Dorm
6 Bed Mixed Gender Dorm
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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  • 4 bunk beds
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Queen Room - Disability Access
Queen Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 2-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
Bed in 2-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Male 4 Bed Dormitory (A, shared facilities)
Male 4 Bed Dormitory (A, shared facilities)
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Local Hostel NYC?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    What is the smoking policy at The Local Hostel NYC?

    The Local Hostel NYC does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about The Local Hostel NYC

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Overall this is a very nice experience with Local Hostel NYC :)"

      maria

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      September 27, 2019

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "If you are a solo traveler, this hostel is the best choice."

      Eunbi

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      November 1, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Everything is clean and the front desk staff are nice."

      QIAN

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      March 6, 2019

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    Overall rating:
    8.4
    Excellent
    297 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.3
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    Great hostel to stay, shared facilities were well maintained...
    Daniel from Singapore
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    More about The Local Hostel NYC

    When visiting New York (NY), you'll feel right at home at The Local Hostel NYC, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Citicorp Building, Court House Square, PS1 Contemporary Art Center within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

    The Local Hostel NYC also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in New York (NY). The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage.

    Guests can choose from 37 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Local Hostel NYC is an excellent choice for your stay in New York (NY).

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "I think this hostel has reasonable price compared to other h..."

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    November 1, 2019

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Prime at the Bentley
    1.5 km American, Kosher, Steakhouse
    Neary's Pub
    1.7 km American, Bar, Irish
    Merchants NY Cigar Bar
    1.7 km American, Contemporary
    Italian cuisine
    Italian cuisine
    Sutton Pizzeria
    1.7 km Italian, Pizza
    Angelo's on 55th Street
    1.8 km Italian, Pizza
    Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano
    1.9 km Italian
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Real Thai
    1.6 km Asian, Thai
    Go Noodle
    1.6 km Asian
    The Nuaa
    1.7 km Asian, Thai

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    Reviews of The Local Hostel NYC from real guests

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    8.4
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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.5
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    maria from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Best Experience”

    Although this hostel located in Long Island City, but worry not it is just few stations away from Manhattan. I arrived around 6am in the morning and the hostel offers a towel and I can take a shower in the second floor! They have no breakfast service but there is a pantry available where you can cook or re-heat your foods. Refrigerator also available. The room itself was pretty good, clean, Air-con works perfectly fine, and although I was staying in 4 bunk beds per room, there's still a lot of room to move. The receptionist also offers free padlock for me to put my stuff in the room :) Ah, they also have laundry machine and drying machine (put $2.5 usd for each machine, detergent is not provided tho) which it was something that I need after few days of travelling with dirty clothes occupying my luggage. Overall this is a very nice experience with Local Hostel NYC :)

    Reviewed September 27, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lenilyn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Wonderful time”

    Was looking for a easy location to get around town with ease. Was in NYC for the Jamiroquai concert and celebrate my birthday weekend. I have to say your place did not disappoint. I plan to come to New York again and you will have my business again. I will highly recommend the Local Hostel.

    Reviewed September 13, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anas from Saudi Arabia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

    Very clean hostel”

    Great staff, Clean hostel and good guide books exist in the hostel

    The hostel has a great facilities and it is totally different from other hostels in term of cleanless and tidness. This hostel is well maintained and has a great friendly atmosphere. The hostel is very close to the metro station which is around 5 mins on foot and it has an easy aaccess to the main areas in NYC. The price is a bit expensive compared to other hostels but this is NY so you need to expect this kind of amount. I recommend staying in this hostel for a low budget travellers.

    Reviewed August 26, 2014
    8.8
    Excellent
    Eunbi from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2019

    Reasonable Acommodation in NY”

    If you are a solo traveler, this hostel is the best choice. I made so many friends in this hostel. The staffs are also kind. Acommodation fee in NY is insane. I think this hostel has reasonable price compared to other hotel. Of course, it is shared room. But I spent very amazing time in this hostel.

    Reviewed November 01, 2019
    8.7
    Excellent
    Cheng from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

    excellent for budget travelers”

    Comfort, interior, location

    I've been to another hostel in Washington DC but Local Hostel is so much better. The interior is comparable to a boutique hotel. I like they separated the shower from the toilet and I never had bathroom fight with my room mates. The concept of partitioning the corridor and the room is great, I can do my washing up and packing without waking up my other room mates. The location is good. It is in an industrial area, I was worried about the safety but it seems alright for a solo female traveler to return past 12am, though it is not encouraged.

    Reviewed November 13, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    Bach from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Great place!”

    Quite expensive, but totally worth it. Located reasonably close to Manhattan (you'll still need to take a subway to get to Manhattan, 15-minute trip). Staffs are nice and the place is clean. Tourist-friendly (close to groceries, etc.). There's a nice balcony to hang around and see NYC. Will definitely stay again if I come to NYC.

    Reviewed May 22, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Enrique from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Good value”

    Good location, only 1-2 stops by subway to get to Manhattan. Very nice views from the rooftop. Plenty of comunal areas. The only thing I didn't like much was the bar area at night, the music was a bit too loud, felt almost like a club. Everything else just fine if you know you are actually going to a hostel (bunks, shared bathrooms, etc). The staff were helpful every time I asked them for something. Very inexpensive for NYC. Would gladly repeat as a solo traveler.

    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    GAENGGOO from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    it was good and cozy”

    it was one of the best hostels that i ve visited. nice atmosphere, clean and not too noisy. But to enjoy night life in NY, it is not good place, because it is in Brooklyn. However, if U decide to have one or two days in Brooklyn, i will recommend this.

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    8.7
    Excellent
    felicia from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Awesome”

    Clean, affordable, beautiful

    Have no doubt to stay here! Best hostel I took ever in NY! Staffs are friendly. Room are clean and neat. Facilities are cool!!

    Reviewed May 30, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Haya from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Very good”

    The property is stylish. Super fancy hostel, especially for New York. Check in is easy. You need to pay $1 for storing your luggage.

    Reviewed October 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    KA from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    A nice place to stay in NYC”

    The hostel is pretty close to Manhattan - take a subway ride for about 20 mins and you’ll be there. The place is clean and comfortable which you can have a decent sleep. What’s more, their staffs are really nice that you can have some chats with.

    Reviewed February 01, 2018
    8.7
    Excellent
    Steven from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Amazing. Super Nice Staff. Clean Rooms. ”

    Location to transportation, open design, bar

    It was awesome. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. The location to transport is easy. It's clean and new. And after a loud day/night in the city, you can go to a quiet surrounding!

    Reviewed June 04, 2014
    7.2
    Very good
    Kyle from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

    Decent place for a room in New York”

    The place wasn't that bad. The hostel is clean, but there was a bunch of fruit flies everywhere because other guests left their food and trash in the kitchen, and in other places instead of putting it in the trashcan. The hostel has a policy where guests need to clean up after themselves, but if they don't then the trash piles, which then attracts bugs. The bunk beds were short for me. I am 6'4" and I had to lay diagonal on the bed to fit. Otherwise it wasn't that bad. If your roommates are dirty and nasty, it can be a nightmare since their are two bunk beds and the rooms are small. Smells will linger in the room and will make you feel nauseous.

    Reviewed September 18, 2020
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yosuke from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2015

    Pretty Nice Memory !”

    Location, Comfortable, Clean in Local !

    It was pretty great and comfortable ! We can take hot shower and use clean restroom and bed! Additionaly we can make nice friends at the bar in Local! I want to stay again ! Thank you !

    Reviewed May 07, 2015
    6.8
    Good
    Daniel
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    A mix of feelings”

    The hostel is well located, and staff is friendly - they also hand you a voucher to redeem for free beer, wine, or coffee. However, the guy who stayed at the top bunk ruined my stay. He was drunk in the first night, and in the other nights he went in and out of his bed making a lot of noise - saw himself walking around the room and staring at the other travelers and me while we were sleeping. I asked the reception to switch rooms in the first night, but they said they were unable to do so as they had to reconvert a female bedroom into a mixed room to accommodate our stay at the hostel. I don't blame on management for this, but it was one of the worst experiences I've ever had in a hostel.

    Reviewed November 05, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Great hostel”

    Great hostel to stay, shared facilities were well maintained and organised. Enjoyable stay overall. Most people there were quite friendly and respectful

    Reviewed March 15, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Joanne from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

    Close to subway, comfortable hostel”

    The staff are nice and helpful. The Hostel is close to three different subway stations, easy access to everywhere. Bathroom is on the small size but clean enough. Overall a great place to stay.

    Reviewed August 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jason from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Affordable, good location”

    Only stayed one night, yet hostel seemed to have a great atmosphere, clean, beds were comfortable. Location is perfect - in between JFK and Manhattan

    Reviewed November 11, 2018
    6.0
    CLAUDIMAR from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2014

    7 days with same towel and bed sheets - very bad”

    location location location - close to underground only 5 minutes walk to

    i can only complain in 2 aspects the first one is: i stayed 7 nights and my bed sheets and towel were not changed even I asked to the housekeeping which she promised to do it the room is comfy but they do not clean the room i did a test for 3 days with sweets papers under my bed and they were there until i removed it dust in room were everywhere the housekeeping do not use a dust cleaner to removed it on top of this, on the roof over there is an air condition which is on-off every 10-15 minutes during all night the hostel charges 1 dollar per bag when you request them to keep it for a few hours good free WiFi everywhere good small pub for drinking and meet new friends

    Reviewed October 13, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Elijah from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2014

    Excellent Value for the Money”

    Location, Rooms, Activities

    It was great at the Local. My stay at the local was not only at a great location but I was also well taken care of by the staff. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed October 28, 2014
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